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Neil R. Johnson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine

Neil R. Johnson, MD

Practice Overview

Neil R. Johnson, MD, is a general orthopedist specializing in joint replacement, arthroscopy, trauma, fracture care, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine.

Clinical Interest

Elbow Care

Hip Care, including Hip Joint Replacement

Knee Care, including Knee Joint Replacement

Shoulder Care

Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Minnesota Medical Association

Sports Affiliations

Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director for the St. Francis Sports Medicine Program, which is the exclusive sports medicine provider for Chaska, Chanhassen, Jordan and Shakopee high schools.


Tad Tewes, PA-C

Tad Tewes, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

March 25, 2019

Elizabeth B.

I just wanted to thank you Dr. Neil Johnson. I was in a few weeks back for the first time with severe pain in my inner thigh…we really didn’t figure out why exactly, but chose to do an injection in my knee. Wanted to let you know, whether is was the injection or not, everything is amazing now. It was very slow – each day I would tell people, well it feels about 6.5% better…but now it is 100% and no pain at all. I chose not to do the physical therapy for financial reasons, but also because it feels great. Thank you and your staff – everyone was amazing and the entire place was very pleasant and everyone has great customer service!!!

March 7, 2019

Bill R.

Two off-season knee surgeries, one in October on my right knee and in December on my left. Back in the cage preparing to umpire college baseball again! Dr. Neil Johnson and the physical therapy team at TCO got me back and ready to go! Team TCO will always be safe! They hit a grand slam with their teams in Burnsville and the new Eagan TCO!

Thanks for making no errors and a complete perfect game treatment!


July 31, 2018

Mark T.

Dr. Neil Johnson has been my family’s choice for orthopedic care starting in 2010 when our son tore his ACL. Since then Dr. Johnson has fixed both my wife’s rotator cuff, my rotator cuff (and soon my other one) and just this past year a total knee replacement on me. Both Dr. Johnson and Tad have made us feel comfortable every step of the way and confident in their abilities as well as the outcomes. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson and his team for your knee and or shoulder care.

June 19, 2018

Todd N.

Todd N.

In May 2015, Dr. Neil Johnson and his team performed a total left hip replacement on me. Being only 52, at the time, I was filled with fear that my days of playing with grandkids would never occur, or being physically active enough to keep up with my marathon running wife would truly never happen. I was BLESSED to be one of the first 4-5 patients that was operated on using TCO’s new robot for hip & knee replacements (this machine was the 1st one in Minnesota). Fast forward 3 years later to today and I just completed the MS150 mile bike ride from Duluth to WBL, MN. I am down nearly 50 lbs. and have not felt this good being active in 25-30 years. With tears in my eyes, I truly thank Dr. Neil Johnson, his staff, TCO and everyone who gave me my active life back!

June 7, 2017

Daniel C.

Dr. Johnson did a great job repairing my torn meniscus. I have had zero pain and even ran the Boston Marathon in April.

September 15, 2016

Evolyn L.

I was introduced to Dr. Johnson when my husband had knee replacement surgery. We were always treated with respect and his very calm manner made us feel less anxious. It was very successful surgery and there were no complications. Now I have knee issues and Dr. Neil and Tad have helped me work through the varied options. Everyone at TCO is very friendly, helpful and efficient. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my knees.

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